Huddart County Park Trails

Woodside, California

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In Huddart County Park not only do stumps of the big redwood trees and vestiges of skid trails remind us of the early logging days, but many place names recall that era. Up on the mountain near the little logging town of Summit Springs, Frank King ’s Saloon flourished until the beginning of the 20th century, giving his name to the road that goes through the park. From Richards sawmill on the Skyline ridge, wagons carried lumber down a steep road that is now Richards Road Trail. Owen McGarvey had wood-cutting rights on the gulch that traverses the park and now bears his name. But a far more significant heritage for us is the handsome second-growth red- wood and fir forest and the woodland of oaks, madrones, and California bay trees in this 972-acre park. This trail guide includes the following trails: An All-Day Hike Circling the Park, A Loop Through the Center of the Park, A Loop Trip in Lower McGarvey Gulch, A Shady Walk by West Union Creek, Chickadee Trail into the Forest.

Huddart County Park Trails Professional Review and Guide

"In Huddart County Park not only do stumps of the big redwood trees and vestiges of skid trails remind us of the early logging days, but many place names recall that era. Up on the mountain near the little logging town of Summit Springs, Frank King ’s Saloon flourished until the beginning of the 20th century, giving his name to the road that goes through the park. From Richards sawmill on the Skyline ridge, wagons carried lumber down a steep road that is now Richards Road Trail. Owen McGarvey had wood-cutting rights on the gulch that traverses the park and now bears his name. But a far more significant heritage for us is the handsome second-growth red- wood and fir forest and the woodland of oaks, madrones, and California bay trees in this 972-acre park. This trail guide includes the following trails: An All-Day Hike Circling the Park, A Loop Through the Center of the Park, A Loop Trip in Lower McGarvey Gulch, A Shady Walk by West Union Creek, Chickadee Trail into the Forest."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Woodside
Distance: 19
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: .5 to 6 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: San Mateo County
Local Maps: USGS Woodside
Driving Directions: Directions to Huddart County Park Trails

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7/17/2010
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We parked in the 2nd parking lot from the main entrance and worked out way to Dean's Trail. Beautiful forest. Not a difficult hike, but really beautiful. We came down the Campground trail, wide trail easy to walk. See photos. Total time was about 2 hours.



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May 2018